The Invisible Mentor Week in Review

This is what we talked about on The Invisible Mentor Blog this week: The Early History of the Airplane by Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright, Wisdom of Life Profile: Ayn Rand, Philosopher, Author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, and Senior Account Executive, National Speakers Bureau, Jeanne-Marie Robillard. Adventures in Learning An assortment of blog posts with information to help you in a variety of ways. Adventures in Learning: Learning Tools and Resources to Help You Succeed in Today’s Fast-Paced World  Booked for Mentoring The Early History of the Airplane by Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright is a great book for … [Read more...]

Booked for Mentoring: The Early History of the Airplane by Orville and Wilbur Wright

The Early History of the Airplane by Orville and Wilbur Wright is a great book for mentoring because it teaches us to question everything, and not accept things as fact. “Late in the autumn of 1878 our father came into the house late one evening with some object partly concealed in his hands, and before we could see what it was, he tossed it into the air. Instead of falling to the floor, as we expected, it flew across the room, till it struck the ceiling, where it fluttered awhile, and finally sank to the floor.” The toy the Wright Brothers were referring to was a helicopter! Orville and Wilbur Wright are qualified to write about The … [Read more...]

Wise People: Wright Brothers, Inventors of the Airplane

“Suddenly, the whole machine lifted from the rail. For 12 long seconds, the Flyer wobbled and snaked 10 feet above the dunes, landing 100 feet away. [John] Daniels had snapped the shutter, freezing in an instant what mankind had sought for millennia,” Michael Patrick of Popular Mechanics, December 17, 1903, when Wilbur Wright successfully flew their Flyer 1 aircraft. The Wright Brothers are credited for inventing the airplane, but many had paved the way for them. They knew about Otto Lilienthal’s stellar work, but it wasn’t until his death in 1896 that they became interested in his glider flight experiments. At the time of Lilienthal’s … [Read more...]